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S.F. city attorney sues 2 landlords over short-term rentals

April 23, 2014

By Bob Egelko : sfgate – excerpt

City Attorney Dennis Herrera jumped into the war over San Francisco’s dwindling housing supply and booming short-term rentals Wednesday, accusing two property owners of illegally converting residential buildings into pricey tourist hotels after evicting longtime tenants, two of them disabled.

The owners, one in Pacific Heights and the other in North Beach, violated city housing and zoning laws and added to the worsening shortage of affordable rental space, Herrera’s office said in its first two lawsuits on the issue. The suits seek thousands of dollars in penalties, along with court orders prohibiting the short-term rental practices…. (more)


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